Famous Birthdays on November 8

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Person of interestNerva

30 Nerva, Roman Emperor (96-98), born in Narni, Italy (d. 98)

Roman Emperor Nerva
Roman Emperor
Nerva
  • 1342 Julian of Norwich, English saint (d. 1416)

Person of interestVlad the Impaler

1431 vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince, born in Sighișoara, Transylvania, Romania (d. 1476)

Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler
Wallachian Prince
Vlad the Impaler
  • 1491 Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)
  • 1572 Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia
  • 1590 Francesco Gonzaga, composer
  • 1592 Domenico Mazzocchi, composer
  • 1622 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War)
  • 1622 Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)
  • 1647 Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer

Person of interestEdmond Halley

1656 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), born in Haggerston, Middlesex (d. 1742) [OS 29 Oct]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1657 Thomas Bullis Jr., English composer (d. 1712)
  • 1693 Leonhard Trautsch, composer
  • 1706 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1710 Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
  • 1715 Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"

  • 1723 John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
  • 1760 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general
  • 1768 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, born in London, England (d. 1840)
  • 1770 Friedrich Witt, composer
  • 1777 Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1814 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
  • 1817 Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1817 Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
  • 1829 Samuel Wylie Crawford, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • 1830 Oliver Otis Howard, American Major General (Union Army), born in Leeds, Maine (d. 1909)
  • 1831 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • 1836 Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)

Person of interestBram Stoker

1847 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1912)

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1847 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
  • 1848 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
  • 1849 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer
  • 1850 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • 1854 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1863 René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
  • 1866 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1867 Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer
  • 1868 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • 1875 Qiu Jin, Chinese revolutionary, feminist, and writer considered a national heroine in China, born in Shanyin, Shaoxing, Qing Dynasty (d. 1907)
  • 1876 Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
  • 1878 Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)

  • 1879 King Baggot I, director (Tumbleweeds), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1881 Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1881 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, born in Paris, France
  • 1882 Lazare Saminsky, composer
  • 1883 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • 1883 Ethel Clayton, American actress (Hotel Continental), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1884 Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1885 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • 1885 Tomoyuki Yamashita [Yamashita Tomobumi], Imperial Japanese general dubbed "Tiger of Malaya," born in Ōtoyo, Kōchi, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1885 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
  • 1888 David Monrad Johansen, composer
  • 1892 John Miljan, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox), born in Lead City, South Dakota (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
  • 1895 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • 1895 Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
  • 1896 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)

Person of interestDorothy Day

1897 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1898 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (The Marriage Circle, The Racket), born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (d. 1937)
  • 1900 Georges Lonque, composer

Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

1900 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • 1900 Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer
  • 1900 Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Küssnacht, Swiss Botanist and pioneer of submicroscopic morphology and the discipline of molecular biology
  • 1901 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • 1901 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
  • 1902 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
  • 1904 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1905 Richard Nicholson, musician
  • 1907 Otto Brenner, German worker's union leader
  • 1908 Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
  • 1912 Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
  • 1912 Joseph Fattorini, businessman
  • 1912 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • 1913 Robert Strauss, American actor (Stalag 17, The Seven Year Itch), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
  • 1914 Norman Lloyd, American actor, producer and director (Dead Poets Society, Alfred Hitchcock Presents), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1914 Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley winemaker (Charles Krug), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1916 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • 1916 Peter Weiss, German Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1918 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer ( Palatino and Optima), born in Nuremberg (d. 2015)
  • 1919 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Esther Rolle, Bahamian American actress (Good Times, Maude), born in Pompano Beach Florida (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1921 Douglas Townsend, composer
  • 1921 Gene Saks, American actor and director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1921 Jerome Hines [Heinz], American basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1922 Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant), born in Beaufort West, Union of South Africa (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)

Person of interestJack Kilby

1923 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 2005)

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby
  • 1924 Joseph "Joe" Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy, Batman), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1974)

Person of interestPatti Page

1927 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1927 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
  • 1929 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher
  • 1929 Bobby Bowden, American football coach
  • 1930 Edmund Happold, engineer
  • 1931 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Richard E. Lawyer, American astronaut, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), born in Versailles, France
  • 1932 Ben Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)
  • 1934 Doc Green, American rocker (The Drifters) (d. 1989)
  • 1934 Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Alain Delon, French actor (Honor Among Thieves, Return of Zorro)
  • 1935 Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal Bishop
  • 1936 Edward George Gibson, American astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1936 Viscount Mountgarret [Butler], English landowner

  • 1938 John Asprey, British jeweller and multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Bride Flight, Dokter Deen), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1938 Pleuntje "Pleuni" Cordon, actress (Dear Guys)
  • 1938 Richard Stoker, British composer, born in Castleford, Yorkshire
  • 1938 Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, born in Bendel State, Colonial Nigeria (d. 1976)
  • 1942 Angel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942 Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
  • 1942 Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
  • 1943 Martin Peters, British soccer player
  • 1944 Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie)
  • 1944 Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
  • 1944 Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Blakely, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Arnold Rosner, composer
  • 1945 David Jessel, British TV-reporter
  • 1945 Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • 1945 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
  • 1945 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Roy Wood, rock vocalist/cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
  • 1947 Minnie Ripperton, American singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Dale A Gardner, American naval commander and astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), born in Fairmont, Minnesota (d. 2014)
  • 1949 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • 1949 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Green Light, The Glow), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949 Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1951 Larry Burnett, American rocker (Firefall)
  • 1951 Mary Hart, American TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 1951 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • 1952 Alfre Woodard, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952 Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
  • 1952 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1952 Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • 1952 John Denny, American baseball player
  • 1953 John Musker, American animation director
  • 1954 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
  • 1954 Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
  • 1954 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author (An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans), born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1954 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)

  • 1954 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1956 Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Randi Brooks, American actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Richard Curtis, British screenwriter (Blackadder, Four Wedding and a Funeral), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1957 Yohan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1957 Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)
  • 1957 Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1958 Terry Lee Miall, English rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
  • 1958 Don Byron, American clarinetist
  • 1959 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
  • 1959 Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • 1960 Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor
  • 1960 Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor (Girl with A Dragon Tattoo), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1961 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1963 Paul Butcher, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Chuck Cecil, NFL safety (Houston Oilers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1965 Bart Latuheru, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands
  • 1965 Jeff Blauser, American infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1965 Mike Peluso, NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Pengilly, Minnesota
  • 1965 Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter, born in West Covina, California
  • 1966 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • 1966 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1966 Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality, born in Johnstone, Scotland
  • 1967 Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress (Day by Day, Lucas, Summer School), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1967 Jay Taylor, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1967 Mark Zollitsch, American kayaker (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Orono, Maine
  • 1967 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • 1968 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1968 Parker Posey, American actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Zara Whites, Dutch actress, born in Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands
  • 1968 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1969 Devon McDonald, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1969 Ricardo McDonald, NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1969 Roxana Zal, American actress, born in Malibu, California
  • 1970 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1970 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1970 Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace, born in San Diego, California
  • 1970 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer, born in Grecia, Costa Rica
  • 1970 Diana King, Jamaican singer and songwriter ("Shy Guy", "I Say a Little Prayer" remake), born in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • 1971 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971 Twan Scheepers, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1971 Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Ken Blackman, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Brunswick, Georgia